GPSA represents GP supervisors within the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program. The AGPT program is based on an apprenticeship model where the majority of GP training is conducted within GP clinics, Aboriginal Medical Services or approved hospitals.
GP supervisors work in these accredited training practices or with regional training organisations (RTOs) training GP registrars, Overseas Trained Doctors and medical students. They deliver over 90% of GP training.
Supervisors are not only GPs who teach but also people who inspire and support the next generation of GPs through their years of training. Supervisors offer one-on-one teaching, supervision, support, feedback and advice.
In a recent survey of GPSA members – 64% of respondents stated that watching the development of a GP registrar was the most satisfying aspect of being a supervisor.
From orientation checklists, to how to set goals for learners and how to plan a GP registrar’s first few days, this information will help you put the building blocks in place to good supervision. The New Supervisor Guide will help you start your role as a GP supervisor. The practical tips, information and resources are been created by GP supervisors to support you in your role.
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The RACGP and ACRRM both have standards on supervision and training posts. Regional Training Organisations conduct accreditations on behalf of both ACRRM and RACGP. You may wish to review these standards:
The following is an excerpt from the ACRRM standards on page 4 of their most current published supervisor requirements:
Doctors in training are required to have a supervisor throughout training. The specific qualifications and experience required of the supervisor depends on the health service and the stage of training. The following qualifications and experience apply to all supervisors providing supervision for ACRRM doctors in training.
Supervisors are required to:
RACGP VT Standards. The relevant standard is 1.2 located on Page 18:
Find out more about preparing for supervision in The New Supervisor Guide.
Date reviewed: 02 May 2023